Have you ever thought, “Ugh, I have no food”?
If you’re anything like me, the answer is definitely yes. This actually happened to me last week.
Late morning following my first hunger pang, I found myself staring into the fridge and noticing how bare it was.
“I can’t make a decent meal out of this,” I thought.
And that’s when I decided to challenge my own thinking, a skill I teach my clients.
Is it really true that I have no food? Is it really true that I can’t make a decent meal?
After contemplating these questions for a few seconds, I realized that I had eggs. And olives. And onions. And sundried tomatoes. And cheese. And salsa. And leftover prosciutto wrapped asparagus.
Before I knew it, a delicious meal was on my plate!
The lesson here is that whatever we focus on expands.
If I chose to focus on how there was nothing to eat, I likely would have driven to the grocery store in an agitated and irritated state.
But by choosing to focus on what was available — and exercising my creativity muscles — I was able to change my entire inner experience.
The bottom line is this. There is abundance all around us if we simply choose to look for it.
Now I want to hear from you. Have you ever surprised yourself by challenging your habitual thought patterns? What’s the strangest real food meal you’ve put together when you thought you had “no food”? I’d love to hear your comments below.